Showing posts with label etched glass. Show all posts
Showing posts with label etched glass. Show all posts

Friday, April 29, 2016

Confirmation Day Wrap Up | Celebrations Ideas

Hello everyone!

Just a warning that this will be a fairly lengthy post! Maybe it will make up for the lack of them recently. It has been a crazy month for me... First it was my son's 12th Birthday a few weeks ago, and just this past weekend we celebrated his Confirmation Day. So lots of parties and lots of eating!

So lets get to my crafty creations! 
When I searched for Confirmation ideas on the internet, I didn't find a lot of them. 
Lots of Communion ideas, but not for Confirmation. So I had to make my own up and will share them all with you today :) BTW, my Communion posts are a few of my highest viewed posts on the blog! Click HERE my son's Communion and HERE for my daughters.

Cake Topper

I'll start by sharing the cake topper I made on my Silhouette. The font I used is called Arabella, you can download it free from here. But, for those of you that want what I have already created it is all yours FREE, just keep on reading! 

This cake topper cut measures 3.7 x 6.8 inches. I used 3 pieces of the black offset/shadow and one top silver layer. Then just glued them all together and attached them with hot glue to a skewer. If you want to see a similar how to video, click here (for my happy birthday topper FREE file). 

So here you go, the Cake Topper file (first of 4 free files through out the post!)
Click on the link below for your FREE download! 

All I ask before you download...
is to read my free files RULES!!!

  1. If you choose to download all I ask is you become a follower. (Any social media link to the right of this pg would be appreciated)
  2. Note my files are for personal use only! (Personal use means... only for you to use (no trading, or sharing of my files... let me do that!) 
  3. If you want to share, send your friends over to my blog for the download. 
  4. I'm OK with people sharing my files on their own sites as long as there is a direct link back to this blog...Please give credit where credit is due! (a message to me would also be appreciated)
Confirmation Day Cake Topper .studio3 (Silhouette File) 

If you would like to donate, (click the 👉DONATE button on the sidebar) I will happily accept any amount you see fit. No pressure at all either :) It will just make my day that someone wants to support my passion.


Now let's move on to the cake details :)

I find masculine cakes very difficult to make as I always gravitate towards "girly" details. 
That is why I went with a suit cake look. In hindsight, I could have just made it a one layer cake as this was a fairly large cake and the bottom piece wasn't even cut... 
But then if I had done that, my coworkers wouldn't of enjoyed all the left over cake ;) 

For those interested, here is what was inside the cake.
Top layers- Vanilla & Chocolate flavoured - baked in two 8 inch round pans.
Bottom layer - Vanilla & Chocolate flavoured - baked in a 11 inch round pans.
Entire cake was frosted with vanilla butter cream icing and covered with fondant.

So let me show you the rest of the cake now.
Elegant, yet "little" manly is what I was going for! I think I did pretty well :)  

I used a metallic Silver washi tape on the cake topper, the outside of the "God Bless Tomas" label (inside - Print and Cut), the cross, and the ribbon wrapped around the top layer to coordinate everything. I didn't want to use glitter for this as it is a bit messy and this was super easy to do!

For Creating Washi Tape Paper

To cut out the cake topper and the label offset, all you need to do is adhere the washi tape onto a piece of cardstock. Laying the washi tape down strip by strip as close as possible, making sure you completely cover the size of paper you need to cut. Press the washi tape really well into the cardstock. Load onto your machine. Do a test cut to ensure the the blade depth is correct and then cut out your pieces. 

DIY Chalkboard Vinyl Sign

For the cake table I created this Chalkboard Sign. For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you probably saw the sneak peek I posted last week. Click HERE if you didn't!

Here is how I made this DIY Chalkboard sign...
  • I first created the design using the Silhouette Design Studio program. 
  • Next I cut it out on white vinyl, then weeded the excess negative space.
  • Using Transfer tape/material, pick up the design from the vinyl backing by laying transfer tape (sticky part down) as straight as possible on top of the design. Give it a good rub to ensure you pick everything up nicely when you peal it back.
  • Next, I laid the design on the Chalkboard, making sure it was as level as possible.
  • Press down the cut vinyl design into the board, you may want to use a credit card to smooth down the vinyl and prevent any air bubbles.
  • Peel back the transfer material slowly ensuring the vinyl letters are stuck on to the board.
  • Finish off the board by rubbing on some chalk randomly and smudging it around with your fingers. Eh voila, your own DIY Chalkboard sign!

I will also be giving this design away FREE
As a BONUS I have also included a Communion Version of the sign. 
(The version you download, says God Bless You on your Confirmation/Communion Day, you will need to add the Date)

Click on the link below for your FREE download! 

Chalkboard Vinyl Communion and Confirmation Sign .studio3 (Silhouette File)

If you would like to donate, (click the 👉DONATE button on the sidebar) I will happily accept any amount you see fit. No pressure at all either :) It will just make my day that someone wants to support my passion.

Thank You Gifts

 For each of the families that came to our celebration, I made them a really simple little "thank-you" gift. A Candle inside a Glass Cylinder. Difficult to see in the picture below, but each cylinder has a frosted vinyl cross on the front of it. I also used the same washi Silver tape and wrapped the top of each cylinder. On the inside I placed a candle and some diamond shaped crystals (I used a heat gun to melt some of the wax from the bottom of the candle and secured it to the middle of the cylinder). I also added a poem on the inside with a small piece of double sided tape. Forgot to take a picture of it but to the bottom of the cylinder I adhered a round "thank-you" from Tomas tag with the date on it. Wrapped the whole thing in cellophane and tied it with a white ribbon. Super simple, supper easy and really inexpensive! (Most items were from the Dollar Store)

And just because I love you, here is another FREEbie!

If you would like to donate, (click the 👉DONATE button on the sidebar) I will happily accept any amount you see fit. No pressure at all either :) It will just make my day that someone wants to support my passion.

Here is a closer look at the poem on the inside. 
If you look closely I enlarged specific letters to spell out Tomas. 

I found this poem on the internet but modified it a little to personalize it to Tomas.

"Trust in God our Guide
This Holy meal He does provide
For His wine and bread, He shares
Give Him thanks each day in Prayers"

This was all typed up in Silhouette Design Studio and then just printed out. 
Then cut out using a square stitched Die. 

The Godfather

The next most import person of the Confirmation Day is the Sponsor/Godfather. As a little "thank-you" from Tomas to Victor I made him a "Godfather" glass! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how it turned out!

This was done using armour etch.
Click HERE for a previous tutorial. And if you would like the FREE Godfather file click on the link below! (a few different versions included)

The Godfather .studio3 (Silhouette File)

If you would like to donate, (click the 👉DONATE button on the sidebar) I will happily accept any amount you see fit. No pressure at all either :) It will just make my day that someone wants to support my passion.


And here is our little man Tomas, just before the ceremony in his cute little 3-piece suit!

And here he is again with his GodFather, as he is blessed with the gift of the Holy Spirit by our Bishop. 

Last picture, I promise :)

A picture of Tomas holding his candle during the mass. 
So sweet, just love him! 
Proud Mommy right here :)

Hope this super lengthy blog post gave you some ideas for planning your own Confirmation Celebrations. Sorry about the length, but hopefully you can benefit from all my work and enjoy the FREEbie files I gave away throughout the post!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Love Shadow Box | SVGCuts

Hi guys!
 I have a Fall project to share with you today! I know it's not even Spring here yet (although it feels like it), but somewhere around the world, it is Autumn... my favorite time of year! 

Today I want to share with you my latest shadow box creation. I was commissioned to make this for a friend and fan of mine. She loved the original Autumn Love Shadowbox I made and wanted me to make her something similar. I really love how it turned out! Enjoy it Tomina!!! :)

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For those interested in the files I used, here are the SVG Cuts kits required to make this:

Fall Harvest SVG Kit

Hope you "love" this Shadow Box as much as I do! I think this would make the perfect gift for a birthday, wedding, or anniversary! Next time you are looking for inspiration for a unique gift idea, I hope you remember this beautiful love shadow box.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Victor + Jessica's Wedding Shadow Box and Card | SVGCuts

So excited to share with you all latest Shadow Box! I think they just keep getting more and more beautiful! 

This Shadow Box was made as a gift for my cousin Victor and his bride Jessica who just got married this past weekend! I absolutely love how it turned out and I'm pretty sure they loved it too! Congratulations again Victor and welcome to our family Jessica!!! Had so much fun with you both and the rest of our crazy awesome family!

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It's hard to see that I etched the glass in the above picture, so below is a closer look at the etched glass. Click here for a previous glass etching tutorial and project.

The rose file I used to create the heart of roses comes from the Crush On You Boxes SVG Kit here. They were just cut at different sizes and glues onto a heart template.

And here is the card I made them! SO adorable, right!?
The stamp comes from the Simply Said Stamp Pack by Craftin Desert Diva's.

The files I used to create the card comes from the Love Always SVG Kit here.
(Please note that the original files have been altered to make the card using the Silhouette DSE program.)

... and here is the lovely couple's first kiss as husband and wife!

Hope you loved this project as much I loved making it!
Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting  :)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Autumn "love" Flower Shadow Box Tutorial | SVGCuts

Happy Fall Everyone!!!

Fall has always been my favorite time of year, I just love the warm colors of nature and the gorgeous flowers of the season! Today, I want to share with you a little wedding gift I made for a very special couple that celebrated their wedding this past weekend. Hope they'll like this little gift :)

Autumn "love" Flower Shadow Box Tutorial | SVGCuts Files

Here is how you can make your own... 

(You will need an electronic cutting machine, I used the Silhouette Cameo with the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition)
  • To create this shadow box, first, create a square the size of the opening of the frame. 
  • Next, select a heart SVG file, I used one from LOVE ME DO SVG KIT here as my template. Enlarge the heart until you are happy with the size. 
  • Then select all the flowers you would like to use. With each flower, ungroup them and place each layer on top of each other so that you can see how they would look like in the end. 
  • Resize each flower then place them on top of the heart. This will give you an idea of how it will look and show you how many you may need to cut out.  
  • Next step, select your papers and cut all the flowers out. I inked some of my flower petals to add some extra colors and add dimension.
  • Once you have all your flowers assembled, arrange them on the heart template as you like. I used hot glue to secure them down to my heart template. 
  • Select the color of your background and cut it to fit your frame. Center the heart and adhere it to your background. 
  • Place the flowered heart inside your shadow box frame. If you want to you can skip the next step and you are done!
Autumn "love" Flower Shadow Box Tutorial | SVGCuts Files
  • The next thing I did was etch the glass with the word "love" written in the center of the heart. See here some of my previous tutorials.

A little bit of work but the results are amazing! Here is a close-up of the flowers... don't the flowers look so realistic!?!

Autumn "love" Flower Shadow Box Tutorial | SVGCuts Files

Want to know where these gorgeous flower files came from... SVGCuts of course! 

Here are all the kits I used for this project:

I'm so happy that what I had envisioned turned out even prettier than what I imagined! I love how it turned out so much, I think I want to make one for myself now! Hubby and I got married in the Fall as well, so this would be perfect for us... it will be 15 years in a few weeks, woohoo!

Congratulations to all getting married this Fall or celebrating an Anniversary this season... this one is for you :) I hope you enjoyed it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting :)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

DIY Monogrammed Iced Tumblers and Picture Frame


DIY Monogrammed Iced Tumblers and Picture Frame by

I had a busy crafting morning today. I was able to get a lot done... I have been getting many requests for the personalized tumblers I've made recently on the blog. So with no kiddos at home this morning I was able to make some using the Silhouette. Sneak peek for those of you that wanted one and a surprise for the others that weren't expecting one! 

Click here for how I made the Shadowbox.
Click here for how I made the tumblers.

Short post today, got to run and get ready for work!
Ilda :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Etched Shadow Box Picture Frame for a Baby Boy | SVGCuts

Hello Everyone!

I didn't think I would be posting again so soon! I keep making changes to the blog as I go... I've go so much to learn! Any advice about blogging would be very appreciated :)

Today I'm going to be sharing with you a shadow box picture frame I made for a 1-month-old baby boy. This past weekend we had the privilege of meeting him and celebrating his arrival with all of his friends and family. I really love how it turned out!

Etched Shadow Box Picture Frame for a Baby Boyby

The frame is an 8x8 shadow box that was purchased at IKEA.  It's hard to see the etching on the above picture because of the glare on the glass :(

Etched Shadow Box Picture Frame for a Baby Boyby

The first thing I did was take the frame apart so that I could work with only the glass. I then cut the name out of vinyl using the Silhouette Cameo Cutter. Then I positioned the vinyl on top of the glass, ensuring that the vinyl around the letters were completely adhered to the glass and that it was level. Next, I took armour etching cream and flooded the exposed glass. Follow the instructions on the the bottle and rinse off the cream once your time is up. This technique can be used for so many projects!

Etched Shadow Box Picture Frame for a Baby Boyby

The last thing I did was add the embellishments to the mat. The roses are from SVG Cuts Crush on you kit, I just scaled them down. The butterfly comes from SVG Shop (sorry no longer available). I simply cut out two butterflies one slightly larger than the other, inked the edges with brown ink, and glued them in the center. I finished the butterfly by using glitter glue in its body and then folded up the wings to give it some dimension. Added some buttons, pearls, and some twine and then put the frame back together again... and voila a beautiful personalized picture frame!

I hope you enjoyed this and thanks for stopping by!

Ilda :)